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Ex-SEC commish discusses expansion

Kramer expected Big Ten would eventually make move that set off Armageddon

Updated: June 11, 2010, 1:26 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Roy Kramer answered the phone on the second ring. The godfather of conference expansion and the BCS is 80 years old and lives on a lake in east Tennessee. He's retired, but like everyone else, he's also mesmerized by the latest expansion news.

After all, this is partly his doing.

Twenty years ago, Kramer attached plastic explosives to college football and blew up conventional wisdom. With two dramatic, audacious moves, the then-Southeastern Conference commissioner ...

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